Library Newsletter - mid-March 2023

One Book 2023!

This year, our One Book is Migrations, by Charlotte McConaghy! Chelmsford residents can come to the library to get their own free copy of our one book selection, and are encouraged to attend our accompanying programming. Will have book discussions, lectures, and a virtual visit with the Australia-based author some time in May!

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

The sale of the season is coming! It will be held at the Town Hall Gym on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. If you have bulk donations that you'd like to make for the sale, Friends volunteers will be available at the Carriage House behind the library by appointment only. Contact 

Thursday, March 23 from 4:00-5:30

Saturday, March 25 from 10:00-11:00

Featured Events

The History of the Beatles

Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Island Lore: Shipwrecks, Mayhem, and Lighthouses - Photography of the New England Coast

Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

People of the First Light - Winter Storytelling with Anne Jennison

Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 pm at the Library

Compelling Questions: What to Do When Your Hearing Leaves You?

Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm on Zoom

Upcoming in March

Massachusetts's National Historic Sites

Wednesdays at 12:00 pm on Zoom

March 15: Explore the Black Heritage Trail

March 22: New Bedford Whaling

March 29: John F. Kennedy's Birthplace

New Movie Matinees

Saturdays at 1:00 pm at the Library

March 18: Devotion

March 25: A Man Called Otto

April 1: Puss And Boots: The Last Wish

Traveling Librarian: Bucharest

Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 am on Zoom

Traveling Librarian: Miami

Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Art on Thursday: Mary Cassatt

Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm on Zoom

Recurring Programs

American Sign Language Conversation Circle

Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Tech Talk: E-Mail

Thursday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

Book Brunch

Friday, March 17 at 10:30 am

Beginner's English Conversation Circle

In Person - Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Intermediate English Conversation Circle

In Person - Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

50+ Virtual Job Seekers Networking Group

Every other Wednesday at 9:30 am on Zoom

Virtual Knitting Circle

Every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm on Zoom

Italian Conversation Circle

In Person - Thursday, April 6 at 6:45 pm

French Conversation Circle

In Person and on Zoom - Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 pm

Kids Corner!

Winter Storytime Schedule

Stories on Mondays

Toddlers at 10 am

Preschool at 11 am

STEM Explorers

Tuesdays at 10 am

Preschool Playgroup returns March 28

PJ Storytime on Tuesdays

FB Live at 7 pm


Wednesdays at 10 am


Thursdays at 10 am

Storytime on Fridays

For Babies at 10 am 

All-Ages at 11 am

Construction Zone

Saturday, April 1 at 10 am

Dads and Donuts

Saturday, April 8 at 10 am

Zoom Book Group, Grades 3-5

Tuesdays at 5:15 pm

Read Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz and discuss a few chapters at a time! We'll be starting the book on February 28 with chapters 1-5, but participants can catch up and join the conversation every week!

Not So Simple Crafts (Grades K-6): Yarn Woven Cups

Wednesday, March 15 at 4:15 pm

Super Simple Crafts (Grades K-6): Bubble Art

Wednesday, April 5 at 4:15 pm

Library Book Groups

Currently, all groups are meeting in person with a hybrid option.

Be sure to register to indicate if you're joining in person or via Zoom!

Check out the schedule and pick up a book today!

Check here for updates on available library services!

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 pm 

MacKay is open for curbside pickup:

  • Monday, 1-5pm
  • Wednesday, 3-6pm
  • Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm.